Hayride Revisited


My Hayride bench sits on top of a straw bale for outdoor events.

It’s been close to ten years since I designed and prototyped my Hayride bench concept. The first batch was commissioned for the Children’s Garden at Copia, a cultural and educational venue in Napa. I’ve since made small batches of the design, improving its construction and functionality with each iteration. Made from locally milled white oak, my latest model will be on display at showrooms in Sonoma and Healdsburg in anticipation of a production run this summer. I’m still working out Hayride’s manufacturing logistics and price points, but the design stacks for ease of packing and shipping, and I’m considering developing a folding version.